Sexual Orientation

LEAF makes complaint to Ontario Judicial Council regarding the conduct of Justice Bernd E. Zabel

November 14. 2016 | Featured, Media Releases, Racism, Sexual Assault, Sexual Harassment, Sexual Orientation, Violence Against Women, What's New

November 14, 2016, Toronto LEAF makes complaint to Ontario Judicial Council regarding the conduct of Justice Bernd E. Zabel On Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at…

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Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission v. Whatcott (SCC) (Judgment February 27, 2013)

Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission v. Whatcott (SCC) (Judgment February 27, 2013)

February 27. 2013 | Equality Law, Freedom of Expression, Human Rights Legislation, LEAF Cases, Sexual Orientation

In Whatcott, the Supreme Court of Canada upheld the constitutionality of the prohibition of hate speech in human rights legislation, stating “words matter”.   LEAF intervened…

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Little Sisters Book & Art Emporium et al. v. Minister of Justice et al.

Little Sisters Book & Art Emporium et al. v. Minister of Justice et al.

December 15. 2000 | Freedom of Expression, LEAF Cases, Pornography, Sexual Orientation

Little Sisters v. Canada Customs involved a gay and lesbian bookstore in Vancouver which for over ten years had had most of its shipments stopped…

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M. v. H.

M. v. H.

May 20. 1999 | Family Law, LEAF Cases, Sexual Orientation

Gay and lesbian couples have been faced with limited financial support options once their relationships ended. The courts have done little in the way of…

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Vriend v. Alberta

Vriend v. Alberta

April 02. 1998 | Employment, Human Rights Legislation, LEAF Cases, Sexual Orientation

Until recently, Alberta’s human rights legislation excluded “sexual orientation” from the prohibited grounds of discrimination. Delwin Vriend was fired from his teaching job in 1991…

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